Sunday, 21 October 2012

I made this card and ATC for a swap friend last week for her birthday. I used the free papers in Making Cards. It's pretty basic but as usual time is at a premium.

This picture was taken when it was very windy this week, hence the waves. It was not long after I got up as it was still a bit dark, and therefore a work day when I get up at 5.45 a.m.

A 'friend' of mine in Brighton sent me a birthday card. As you all know my birthday is at the end of August but the card asking for £1.50 did not arrive until 15th October. The stamp I have to admit is a bit dog-eared and after comtemplating whether to pay or not, I decided I would in case it was anything important. 
You will not be able to see from the picture but there a series of pink vertical lines across the stamp and not on the envelope, so my friend had used a second-hand stamp! I rang Royal Mail to complain about the length of time it had taken for the fee2pay card to be delivered to me. He could not answer that and did not comment when I asked what Sucharge meant! All he said was it's surcharge but it's spelt incorrectly I told him.  He did not answer.

Learning Curve - In future I am not going to pay for fee2pay items.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

I saw this creepy at work the other day, it flew from here to the wall and was like a moth in flight. Stationary, it looks more like a stick insect (I used to keep stick insects as pets!). I left it where it was and next time I went into the medication room, it was gone. We keep the window open all the time, even in the middle of winter, to keep the meds cool and the staff frozen! In case you are wondering, there are security bars on the open window which doesn't help the heat retention!!!!

I did some baking last week, the large pies were steak and kidney which my son loves, he likes the jam tarts also. Regrettably I ate some of it and I didn't use gluten free flour. I'm better now!

I thought you would like to see the cross stitch cushion I made a little while ago. I loved stitching this as I love pansies and was rather sad when it was finished.